Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 03/08/15

This week’s scripture is from Philippians:

Jesus Christ 3“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”    (Phil. 4:8)

Though we’ve given our hearts to Jesus, the battle over our thoughts is often a daily struggle, for we live in a world bombarded with talk and news and images that continually threaten to corrupt our thinking and hinder our walk with the Lord. How often we might despair when wicked thoughts enter in through gossip or rumor or reports of evil in the world or when disturbing or impure images are seen or when we allow loose or angry thoughts.

Let us not despair; let us instead have the mind of Christ — to whom we belong, and in whom is all truth, all righteousness, all that is good and pure. Let us stay close to Him in prayer,  thanksgiving, and praise, and stay daily in His Word and in the truth. For it is only in Christ that we overcome in the battle for our thoughts, and in Christ receive blessing and peace in our hearts and minds.

May you this day and every day adopt the mind of Christ and know blessing and peace.

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